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, the president of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> choosing charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battle ground state in the election. >> reporter: the dnc chairman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we're doing things differently than any convention you've ever seen. we're throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> reporter: the dnc is known for its firsts. in 1832, the first dnc was held in a baltimore saloon. a hundred years later, franklin delano roosevelt was the first major party candidate to accept the nomination in person. in 1940, fdr's wife eleanor was the first woman to address a national political convention. in 1984, geraldine ferraro was the first woman placed on the national ticket by a major party. in 2000, the first jewish candidate. and this year, the first hispanic to deliver the keynote address at the dnc. preparations for the four-day convention have been under way for months. t
the next president and vice president of the united states of america. let's get on with a wonderful convention. >> joining us now from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, i want to start with this issue of healthcare because it was paramount tonight. at one point an emotional speech and film by a mother by the name of stacy lynn, her daughter zoe has a congenital heart defect. democrats are not running from the issue of what republicans call obamacare are not tonight they appear to be embracing it. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, tom. they're not shying away. they're using it as something that's affirmative. they're talking about seven presidents in 90 years tried to get this done. they're talking about preexistinnditions. they're talking about lifetime cams. they're trying to talk about a new -- caps. they're trying to talk about a new world that makes it more secure for all americans. the big cheer was for julian castro, mayor of san antonio, who is giving the keynote right now and so also they showed
. >> shooting for progress of the united states. >> president obama back out on the campaign trail today just hour after peeking at the democratic national convention. >> here at home, another deadly case of west nile virus. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this friday, september 7th. good morning, everyone. take live look over washington, de. temperatures in the 70s. a little bit of humidity still hanging around out there. we'll check in with gwen in just a little bit. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll get to weather and traffic in just a moment. president obama addressed the democratic national convention. let's go live fox's nicole collins in charlotte with the latest for us. >> good morning. the president made the argument that he rescued the economy from disaster and that the recovery would be compromised for a republican ends up in the white house. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few ye
in september since west nile virus was first detected in the united states in 1999. >> the cdc says the number of deaths from the mosquito born disease has spiked 32% since last week, rising from 66 to 87. the lone star state continues to lead the nation with at least 888 reported cases and 35 deaths according to the cdc, but officials with the texas department of state health services say their figures show those numbers to be higher, with 1,013 reported cases and 40 deaths. the west nile virus has been detected in 48 states with human cases reported in 44. cdc officials say figuring out why this year has been so bad is no easy task. >> we really don't know at this point in time what factors may have contributed to this outbreak. we think it is weather related. why it occurred in dallas more than other areas is a matter of speculation at this point. and it's one of the things that we are going to be looking at very carefully when all is said and done at the end of the season. >> the worst year ever for a west nile outbreak was in 2008. with 9800 cases reported nationwide and 264 deaths. in a
, the first lady of the united states, has just wrapped up her speech. it's a big night tomorrow. you see the crowd reacting. there's some of the dignitaries in the audience right now. the big night tomorrow is going to be highlighted by the acceptance speech of vice president joe biden and also the stalwart of any democratic convention in modern recent history former president bill clinton will address the crowd, also. there's a lot more of this convention still ahead. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney stayed off the campaign trail today while his vp nominee paul ryan campaigned in iowa. his message centered on that single question asking voters are you better off than you were four years ago? romney is in vermont preparing for the three debates scheduled with president obama. >>> the news edge on virginia, a memorial held in manassas this evening to remember two people killed in a horrific drunk driving accident back in 2009. the loss from that day still haunts family members. fox 5's will thomas has more. >> reporter: while this is the manassas intersection where a grand
to the earth. >> reporter: for the first time since the dawn of the space race the united states is reduced to hitching rides on russian spaceships to the international space station. with the 135th and final space shuttle mission 13 months ago the obama administration proposed for fiscal year 2012 a nasa budget of 14 billion, about half what was spent adjusted for inflation in the year of apollo 11. >> nasa has come to the time when they really do need to encourage private industry to start taking on the role. >> reporter: armstrong's few forays into the limelight in recent years were on nasa events and capitol hill where he deplored these funding decisions as embarrassing and unacceptable. >> if the leadership we have acquired through our investment is simply allowed to fadeaway, other nations will surely step in where we have faltered. i do not believe that would be in our best interests. >> reporter: in washington james rosen, fox news. >>> coming up the end is near for the nationals pitching ace. he was on the mound this afternoon in the series finale against the cardinals. lindsay m
in the united states. the government wants to make sure they get their money back. their track record is 0 cents on every dollar that goes into default if you find yourself falling behind on your loans, watch out because the government can seize your paycheck, your tax return. they really are going to get you. they are spending more and more money going after student borrowers who default to the tune of one and a half billion dollars last year. >> some borrowers probably don't realize they can go after all those things. that is what is on the line. >> exactly. >> all right. disturbing news. that is for sure. >> sorry. staggering numbers. >> see you tomorrow. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, with the election less than two months out now, every moment on the campaign trail counts. in one swing state over the weekend, president obama got a whole lot of love from one voter. find out why this big bear hug was not the only surprise. >>> and redskins fans are feeling the love for robert griffin iii this morning. dave ross is here to wrap up sunday's big win against the saints when fox 5 morni
just out of high school and he's walking across the united states. he calls this walk dude trek. i suppose only a teenager could do it. fox 5 caught up with him as he passed through his home state of maryland. >> reporter: with one change of clothes, a map on his belt, and the magic of music, this maryland kid is hitting the road. >> my name is jonah boyer. i'm 18 years old and i'm hiking the american discovery trail. >> reporter: walking along the long miles between delaware and san francisco. >> just over 5000. >> reporter: the reason? >> i wanted to do something. i wanted to have an adventurous moment in my life. >> reporter: jonas, from eldersburg in carroll county, when he graduated from high school in june, he decided to postpone college. >> my mom, her first instinct was just like, you're crazy. no, you're going to college. >> reporter: mom has come around a bit, and dude trek, as he calls it, started week ago. he gets a lot of questions. >> what are you doing? what are you doing? what is dude trek? why do you smell so bad? i've gone three days without a shower so far. >> it
. that can be from another state in the united states or from other countries. so when you see a butterfly that's from costa rica, it is actually from costa rica and it's come here on a plane as a chrysalis. >> reporter: the average life- span of a butterfly is two weeks? >> yes. >> reporter: one of the things you do is release the butterflies? >> these imported species are kept in a separate room to protect -- to make sure that no parasites or diseases or anything comes -- if it comes with them, it's going to stay in that room and we candice infect. any butterfly that emerges from its chrysalis gets put into a transport cage and brought into the exhibit and hopefully they will warm up here. they were just flying around just a minute ago. >> reporter: it's chilly for them, too. they like warmer weather. >> it is. but we'll get them going. >> so gentle. look at that. >> usually they just want to get out and get going. >> there they go. there goes a nice brown tiger. >> reporter: on any given day how many different species will you have here? >> any from 30 to 80. it depends on the time of
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